The World Series of Fighting 3: Fitch vs. Burkman fighter salaries were released to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Josh Burkman established himself as the promotion’s top welterweight by upsetting the incoming Jon Fitch in the night’s main event, while Steve Carl put his name in the welterweight mix with a win over Tyson Steele.
WSOF 3 took place Friday, June 14, at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
World Series of Fighting 3 Fighter Salaries
Josh Burkman: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Fitch: $30,000
Steve Carl: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tyson Steele: $7,000
Jacob Volkmann: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Lyle Beerbohm: $15,000
Justin Gaethje: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Cobb: $8,000
Jerrod Sanders: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Smith: $4,000
Dan Lauzon: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. John Gunderson: $6,000
Carson Beebe: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Murphy: $4,000
Krasimir Mladenov: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Kendrick Miree: $4,000
Brenson Hansen: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Josh Montalvo: $1,000
World Series of Fighting 3 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $200,000